Southern California

From left: The management team at ACG Collision includes Thomas Vasquez, general manager, Monica Rico, HR manager, Jorge Rico, CEO, and Maria Valenzuela, office manager.
Whittier, Calif.—Jorge Rico opened ACG Auto Collision Group just two years ago, yet, the company already has three locations and has experienced 75 percent growth. All thanks to investing more than $1 million in equipment for all three shops, and a long-range plan that includes becoming a 20-shop...
Dill Western Regional Sales Manager Greg Buhr (center) presents Westesco’s Chris Deralas (left) and CEO Vic Harisis (right) with a Blue Pillar of recognition.
Chino-based Western Tire Equipment & Supply Co (Westesco) marked a record-breaking sales year for Dill Air Control products in 2018. Greg Buhr, Dill western sales manager, presented the company with a Blue Pillar award. Westesco is a full-service distributor for tire, wheel, and undercar...
CAA/CalABC/ASCCA Lobbyist Jack Molodanof (left) and 2017 ASCCA Past State President David Kusa network at this year’s Legislative Day.
Sacramento Calif.— Every year in April, the Automotive Service Councils of California, California Automotive Business Coalition and California Autobody Association co-host Joint Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Day to interact with their local politicians. It’s all about building...
At their April 25 Area Meeting at Turbo Wholesale Tires in Irwindale, the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) introduced their new Board of Directors.  Billy Eordekian, President of 1-800EveryRim-OEM Wheels will serve as the CTDA President, and Chris Barry of the Independent Tire Dealer...
Registration 6:30am - 7:30am - Shotgun start 8:00amTwin Oaks Golf Course - 1425 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos Pro Shop 760-591-4700• Single Players $ 130.00 Each• Foursome $ 495.00 Team• Lunch Only $ 30.00 Each Golfer Fees includes: Round of Golf, Cart, Range Balls, BBQ lunch and 2 drink...
Students at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School in Santa Ynez, California, were excited to receive their Black Rock wheels from The Carlstar Group.
SEMA has partnered with five high school automotive tech programs across the country to customize five Jeep Wrangler TJs. The semester-long build program is in the second year of a pilot that aims to introduce auto-shop students to customization by providing hands-on learning experiences with...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market is off to a solid start for 2019. While the market experiences a mild decline, new vehicle registrations are trending to exceed 1.9 million sales in 2019. According to the California Auto Outlook First Quarter 2019, market share for non-luxury SUV’...
Long Beach, Calif. – May 17, 2019 – Universal Technical Institute (UTI-Long Beach) is now accepting applications for Ignite – a free summer program for high school juniors interested in exploring high-tech, high-demand careers as auto, diesel and motorcycle technicians. Participating students...
Oxford, NC – May 6, 2019 – For California based Westesco, 2018 marked a record breaking sales year for their relationship with Dill Air Controls. Dill’s Western Regional Sales Manager, Greg Buhr (middle), presents Westesco’s Chris Deralas (left) and Vic Harisis (right) with a blue pillar of...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. (NASDAQ: SOLO) (“Electra Meccanica” or the “Company”), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced that the Company has received approval to participate in the Clean Vehicle Rebate...

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